public corrections


So I love how much of a Tolkien fan Stephen Colbert is and still to this day my favorite interview from the Stephen Colbert Report is when James Franco rematches Stephen to a Tolkien off and gets schooled. 

Anyways I headcanon that England is a huge Tolkien fan as well so everytime he comes on Stephen’s show they also have Tolkien off that always end in a tie. 

Now A while back Ryan Goslin was on the Late Show and his mom finally stumped Stephen at his own game (Here’s a link to the clip I’m talking about) and I just wanted to do a fallow up on that where England get’s crowned the biggest Tolkien nerd


Two months later:

One day after the Sun article above, Briana’s mom was papped outside her local grocery store. She is, dare I say, not highly-recognizable.

I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no.

The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience.

1. She will know her feelings are valid.
2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse.

The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s.

3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation.

The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen.

4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even as a parent, have no right to violate them.
5. No one has a right to violate them.

The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation.

6. She is entitled to her expression.

When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn.

7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is.

I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted.

—  Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not – Y.S.
Risqué!Connor x reader headcanons (Smutty)

(Could probably do with a better name lol, oh well…) 

- Connor gets a thrill out of whispering risqué things into your ear in public places. 

- Its normally within a close proximity to other people as well just because Connor loves the opportunity that you might be caught. He has no shame about your relationship and your sex life but you’ve warned him more than once not to talk about the sex you have around your friends. 

- Connor’s favourite thing to do is when you’ll be eating lunch with your friends or talking to much and he’d lean over and whisper that you lips look so much better wrapped around his dick. 

- And you’d choke on your drink and he’d be like “That’s not the only thing you’ll be choking on today”. 

- Or if he’s bored of Jared and Alana’s argument over whatever it is this time he’d tell you how much he wants to go down on you there and then with everyone watching and he’s normally very descriptive, the boy leaves nothing to the imagination. And everyone always picks up on what he’s doing as you always blush red and shift uncomfortably in your seat. Theres been several times where Jared gets annoyed and is like “You two just go and have sex already, Jesus” and Connor just drags you away to do just that. 

- Like 90% of your texts from Connor are just like “Babe, I’m horny” or photos which are definitely not safe for work.

- You’d be hanging out with your friends and he’d start sexting you or sending you risky pics. After you see the first one, you go red and refuse to look at any more, turning your phone face-down. But Alana cannot help herself when your phones vibrating every 10 seconds. “Who’s texting you?” she laughs, reaching for your phone. You’ve never moved as quick in your life when you try to stop her.

- Once you were hanging out with Evan and you’d left your phone on the table with him to look after whilst you stepped outside. When you got back Evan was red and playing with his t-shirt. It was only when you checked your phone that you saw probably the most scandalous text and photo Connor had ever sent. You matched Evan’s shade of red and feared that you had scarred him for life. 

- I just think Connor is not bothered about what is deemed to be correct in public spaces. Or more to the point, he understands what is expected of him in public but would rather not do those things because whats life without a little risk?

- Like one time, Cynthia had invited you round for dinner and you’d be sitting there and his hand would be trailing up and down your thigh. And then your trying to keep up a conversation with her about her lasagna as he’s fingering you under the table. 

- Or you’ll go to the cinema and Connor sees this as an opportunity to see how far he can tease you until your dragging him out of the cinema to have sex in your car. 

- Like the boy is so in love with you that he is just turned on all the time by you. You flip your hair over your shoulder, turned on. A bit more skin on show than usual, turned on. Bend over or move in certain way, turned on. And when he’s turned on he wants you to be turned on as well. 

- Not that you are not turned on by him (you VERY MUCH are) but you just aren’t as willing to have sex in a storeroom when anyone could walk in (but thats  something Connor loves).

- But despite this, Connor’s inability to keep it in his pants and his powers of persuasion mean you have a lot of sex in places you probably shouldn’t have sex. Like the bathrooms at school, the kitchen worktops, his car, even on the Murphy’s dining table whilst Larry was innocently reading the paper in the next room.

[Got a bit carried away with this one but hope you enjoyed these! Please let me know if you want more like this or to turn something like this into a longer fic?]

Just so you all know, you can ask me anything, any time. I’ll answer truthfully and — to the best of my ability — correctly.

Warning: Don’t ask anything about Algebra, ‘cause you’ll be screwed. ;-)

PS: If you don’t want your question and my answer posted publicly, make sure you ask me to answer privately.


On the afternoon of October 1, 1975, Jerry Thompson and detectives Beal and Ballantyne from Bountiful made a surprise visit to Theodore Bundy’s apartment. There must have been  an almost tangible sense of anticipation as the trio of lawmen climbed the steps of 565 First Avenue, and Bundy, who was just stepping out of the shower, did not hear them approach the apartment marked number 2. When the knock came, Bundy threw a towel around his waist and opened the door. When he saw the man who was relentlessly pursuing him, he greeted the somber-faced detective with a smile and said, « Hi Jerry …. to what do I owe the honor of the visit? » Bundy, always socially correct in public, invited the men to step inside.

Thompson, who was pulling a subpoena from his pocket, informed Bundy he had something for him. At that moment, Bundy started to turn pale and all three men watched as their suspect’s heart could be seen pounding in his chest. Having committed so many murders, and knowing he’d been under almost constant surveillance by police, he no doubt envisioned an arrest warrant for the slaying of one of his Utah victims. However, when Thompson told him the court-ordered appearance was for a lineup, he quickly regained his composure and said, « Oh God, is that all? ». Thompson said, “You were waiting for the Murder One, weren’t you, Ted? That’s next.” In all of his dealings with Bundy, this was the only time Detective Thompson ever witnessed him losing his composure. After this, he would remain calm and collected no matter what the circumstances.

Having a little with dyslexia means

Being patient when your little misspells something or can’t pronounce something.

Double checking numbers and letters after your littles finishes writing something.

Out of order ABCs.

Being polite and waiting until you’re not in public to correct your little so they don’t feel as self conscious.

Reminding your little that they’re still brilliant even if they have a hard time with words.

Out of order and backwards letters being a genuine accident instead of being a quirky regression thing.

Fighting the urge to correct them in front of other people.

Being nice and reminding yourself that your little can’t help it, and they can’t change it, and doing your best to help them when you can.

Hi, I’m Leslie Knope, I’m pro-parks, pro-public safety, and I’m pro-clean water. I’m also pro-environmental regulation, and I’m very, very pro-local propositions 45, 86, and 102f. But most of all, I’m pro-Pawnee. Here are some other things I’m pro:

  • More dog parks
  • Senior citizens rights
  • Safe streets
  • Safe sidewalks
  • Better schools 
  • Lower taxes
  • Better parks
  • Better business climate
  • Better better business bureau
  • Cleaner streets
  • Improve greenways
  • More snow plows
  • Protecting pawneeans
  • Improving tourism
  • More trash cans
  • Energy-efficient street lights
  • Westide detoxificaion and revitalization project
  • Repaving grand avenue
  • More teachers
  • Fewer libraries
  • Improve intergovernmental agency communication
  • Clean-up barefoot lake
  • Passin pawnee jobs bill p-129.4
  • Playgrounds in every park
  • Playgrounds in every schoolyard
  • Playgrounds in every residential block 
  • Clean energy
  • One police officer for every 5 citizens
  • One park ranger for every 10,000 raccoons
  • Resodding hilltop cemetery
  • Start talking to cuba again
  • Emergency evacuation drills
  • PFOW for charity
  • Forming an ad hoc sub-committee oversight committee
  • Challenging the norm
  • Pawnee corn subsidies
  • Finally passing pr-61, formally recognizing south korea
  • Official peace treat with the wamapoke tribe
  • Four-way stops at every intersection
  • Unionizing ice cream trucks
  • Get Europe out of debt
  • Free trade with illinois
  • Enact RRP - raccoon relocation project
  • Pawnee communitty college tuition in exchange for 4 years of public service
  • Doubling Pawnee hospital’s emergency room nurse staff
  • Legalize korean
  • Lower the obesity level
  • Stop global terrorism
  • Re-open the toucan exhibit at pawnee zoo
  • Find Gabe the toucan
  • More community gardens
  • Ordinance 11f: to re-pave city sidewalks
  • Budget reform
  • Updated technologies for local schools
  • Better retirement benefits for city employees
  • Edward Phillips senior center remodeling
  • Speed bumps in front of elementary schools
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Re-instaling the main st. farmer market
  • No turtles as pets
  • New uniforms for youth sports programs
  • Free public wi-fi
  • Updated childcare facilities
  • Shutting down the child left behind program
  • Handicap parking placard for the obese
  • Cleaner drinking water
  • Regulate heights of trampolines
  • Memorial for those lost in the trampoline “incident”
  • Control the floods
  • Funding for public art commission
  • Fencing in correctional facilities
  • New police patrol cars
  • Funding overtime hours for police
  • Rebuilding the PTA
  • Prosecuting former PTA president Linda Trifle
  • Refitable government organizations
  • Shutting down underground shooting ranges
  • Making sure city contracts employ local workers
  • Providing more economic development grants and micro-loans to small businesses
  • Foster partnerships with sister cities
  • More buses to speed up morning commutes
  • More streets to accommodate additional buses
  • Require all city employees check to respond to email
  • Working sewers
  • More parades
  • Grants for scientists to discover new forms of energy
  • Leave a lasting impression on all visitors
  • Challenge the norm
  • Finish the statue of burt bacharach
  • No more conflict diamonds
  • Bulletproof glass everywhere
  • Free cookies at every street corner
  • One school for every student
  • Require flattering mirrors in public restrooms
  • Develop a municipal composting operation
  • Enforce evisting speeding and noise ordinances
  • Upgrade existing parks
  • Create an anti-graffiti youth outreach program
  • Free cake when it’s your birthday
  • Reevalute Nafta
  • Rickshaw wednesdays
  • Making it illegal to refuse a hug
  • Make downtown more people-friendly
  • Sell candy in government buildings to pay down the debt
  • Get Pawnee a licensed pharmacy
  • Better screening processes at local adoption agencies
  • Finding homes for the adopted children of day labor corp.
  • Prop 6a: to recognize all five good groups
  • Replacing all glass with plastic at pawnee psychiatric clinic
  • Curfew for minors at the pawnee mall

eene-fangirl  asked:

Why were Edd and Eddy so sour to one another in season 5?

Honestly, the whole universe had gone pretty sour by then, hadn’t it?

In Edd and Eddy’s case in particular, they were twelve/thirteen-year-old kids growing and developing in response to ongoing hostilities and the ways in which they were doing so clashed, something which came to a head within the more expanded environment of the school.

Edd had grown more confident and outgoing and wanted to explore more of his world outside the Eds’ insular friendship. Eddy on the other hand had turned inward and grown more self-centered out of self-preservation. For all that he’d encouraged Edd’s confidence in the past, he still very much prized his position as the leader and was willing to take advantage of Edd’s lack of confidence and drive. I think he resented Edd slipping out from under his thumb as time passed. It didn’t help that Edd’s particular confidence was often of a self-righteous, holier-than-thou variety, and this I think kept him from being able to really understand Eddy’s point of view or offer help in the way Eddy needed versus the way Edd felt help should be offered.

capt-syvennia  asked:

In terms of service animals, ESA's (emotional service animals) they are not the same correct? They require no trianing from what im told. They can not go the same places service animals can right? Thank you!

ESAs are not legally considered service animals and do not get public access rights, correct. They’re not trained but with a medical prescription can be allowed in pet-banned housing. Service dogs are trained to do a specific task; ESAs just exist.

Things you learn when correcting marketing publications

“They discovered that puberty is a time affected by a real confidence crisis for girls. In fact, girls’ self-esteem drops twice as much as boys’ during puberty. Moreover, women never regain the pre-puberty level of self-esteem.”

From an article on brand image manufacturing. Not the actual point of the article, which is about boring things like advert clips broadcast schedule, but… yikes. Reading this really hit a nerve.

that non binary trans feel when someone misgenders you in public but you can’t correct them without giving them a brief gender 101 so you just accept suffering

GOT7 Reaction: You teaching them English

thanks @lee-sixx for helping me out with this you’re the best boo boo xx

Mark :

Originally posted by pinkhoodiemark

While he already knew English, he had an interview coming up..In English. He decided to have you help him brush up on his English, and in return he would keep BamBam out of your closet and makeup, as he had been rummaging through your stuff for your ‘American style makeup’ that you had brought over. “Okay so, I remember most of everything, but I need you to teach me how to English.” ’..How to English? That’s not even proper English Mark, Jesus Christ.’  “Oops… *makes a silly face*”

JB :

Originally posted by sugaglos

He would be concentrating on your words extremely well, keeping a straight look on his face as he tried to lock everything you said into his brain. Occasionally he’d ask questions as you taught him basic English, but overall stayed quiet and attentive as you taught him the difference between then and than. 'Okay, so can you give me an example of using then?’ “Erm..Jackson hugged Bambam..Than hugged me?”

Jinyoung :

Originally posted by jackseunie

He was serious from the start, reading the English book over your shoulder as you sat in his lap, as you had him slowly read out the English words, correcting him when the words got too complex. He was a slow, but steady learner, learning the entire English alphabet by the end of the day. “ the hill..” (every page he got correct he earned a kiss.)

Jackson :

Originally posted by markjin

This hyper child would be so hyped to get back on the English train, so you’d better be ready for a lesson that’s only going to be like 56% actually teaching him English, and then 44% him making dumb jokes and improper English sentences. If you legit got him buckled down for it though, then he’d be a really good listener. “Okay so my English sentence of the day.."That pussy was extremely sweet today!” 'jaCKSON JUST SAY CAT.“

Youngjae :

Originally posted by holyfuckmark

He was a quiet but very quick learner, as you were able to have him read children’s books after about an hour or two of learning. Every book he finished he would shyly point to a place, and he’d receive a kiss there. It rained from his cheek to his lips, and a small blush appeared whenever you did it, prompting him to read another book to earn another kiss. "Can I have it on my lips this time, Jagi?..”

BamBam :

Originally posted by got7ish

This internal fuckboy is going to be fucking with you, messing up on purpose with his English and saying the wrong words for the wrong reasons. Same with Jackson, if you got serious about it, he’d turn into a serious student, ready to listen to anything you say. “Okay so in English, there’s certain words I shouldn’t say in public?” 'Correct.’ “…*dab* but can I dab in public?”

Yugyeom :

Originally posted by chichangyu

This ball of cockiness rolled up into a student, happily learning through the method of “learn a word, earn a kiss”, though his intentions weren’t innocent, as his kissing locations would range from his lips, to his jawline, to his neck. When you refused to go lower, a blush evident on your cheeks, he’d playfully whine. “Oh come on, (y/n), pleasssee?..I’m learning so well!..You don’t want me to stop you?”

cantily-sclad  asked:

Are you serious about your balloon post?

Okay, so, I’ve got a bunch of clown asks and I’m going to answer them over the weekend (and make up a list of equine/canine genetics resources for an anon who asked - I didn’t forget about you, buddy, I’ve just been bushed and want to answer when I’m functional enough to answer thoroughly) but I’m gonna get this one out of the way in an attempt to answer ‘what the fuck did I just read?’ because for some reason my most popular post is a clown shitpost and not a picture of my dog or something.

You’re reading surrealist therapeutic petblr vaguing, and I’m so fucking sorry.

The original clown species post wasn’t a petblr meme. As far as I know, it was just somebody’s shit post. Then, someone inspired from petblr put up a post comparing poor care to optimal care for clowns in the style of guides for real animals that float around the various petblr communities. I actually don’t love those since they tend to generalize a lot, but at any rate, the clown one was funny. A big part of the petblr communities is education. Give and take of helpful information is a major component of what goes on around here and why people stick around. However, repeating the same advice over and over again gets stressful. That, though, is inevitable, because there is so much bad, outdated information out there and unfortunately, ancient crap sources are way easier to find than examples of more modern care practices. Emotions run high on some posts, usually when unsolicited advice is given because something is not okay to have floating around with no commentary on it, lest other people who don’t know better see and think it’s alright. Public corrections lead to upset people on both sides, and in the middle, a living, breathing creature that might not be well. There’s movement within some of the communities to move direct advice to PMs in order to avoid public debates that can really, really put someone on the spot and thus on the defensive and to circulate rebuttals on separate posts, and so far, they’re having a very positive impact, but even posts directed at nobody can garner attention of the argumentative type.

It turns out that using clowns as allegories for actual animals and blasting on about myths about their care is really cathartic. You can say what you need to say to get it out of your system without getting into debate, with clowns. We’ve finally found a way to vent without stepping on anyone’s toes! Hooray!

Unfortunately, clown care is funny to a much larger audience than anticipated. We’re sorry. This is just thinly veiled screams to whoever the hell writes pet store care sheets. That’s … really the soul of it. If you don’t want my balloon post to be spoiled, don’t read this last sentence: it drew primarily from the contentious use of mirrors in bird cages as a substitute for company.